Front End Developer (JavaScript) - Biomedical Research Software

LabKey Software
Job Location
Seattle, WA 98109

We offer a truly flexible work schedule. You are paid for every hour you work, and you choose your own vacation and holiday schedule. We actually have fun at work with lunch outings, Whiskey Thursdays, release parties, and more. Other benefits include medical, vision, life and LTD insurance, FSA, 401(k), bonus plan, and paid sick time. Most importantly, LabKey is a great place to work with a cohesive team that truly enjoys what they're doing.

Job Description

Position Overview

As a Software Engineer at LabKey Software, you will help scientists attack some of the most challenging problems in the world. You will work with our team and customers to understand requirements, design solutions, and ensure a high quality product at all points during the development process.

Ideal Candidate

This person has significant experience in building web applications at the user interface level, internal/client API levels, and is highly proficient in JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks (ExtJS, jQuery, AngularJS, etc.). This person will be comfortable working up and down the stack, but have a passion for front end development. This person is enthusiastic about collaborating with other team members to improve the development process and customer experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work efficiently at all levels within a large, highly complex, existing code base
  • Translate client requests into general-purpose software solutions
  • Communicate clearly and consistently with clients on an ongoing basis,including discussing technical concepts with non-technical stakeholders
  • Learn the science necessary to understand client data, methods, and work flows
  • Demonstrate genuine Interest in contributing to and building a great product development team


In addition to a strong track record of working hard, taking ownership and learning new technologies quickly, you should have:

  • A Bachelor's degree in computer science, bioinformatics, or equivalent
  • 2 - 5 years of professional software development experience with a consistent track record of owning feature level deliverables
  • Strong object-oriented design and coding ability, including experience with object oriented languages: Java, C#, C++
  • Proven knowledge of web-based, front end technologies (JavaScript/JavaScript Frameworks, jQuery, ExtJS, AngularJS, and HTML, CSS, JSP, AJAX
  • Experience with web application development (Spring, Tomcat) and relational databases (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, etc.)
  • An understanding of modern software development techniques, including the full SDLC, object-oriented design, continuous integration, version control, and agile methodologies
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills; comfortable with ambiguity
  • Experience solving bioinformatics problems (preferred)
  • Authorization to work in the US - we are unable to sponsor work visas at this time.
  • Availability to work in downtown Seattle - we are unable to sponsor interview trips or offer relocation compensation
How to Apply

Ready for a rewarding career where your work could improve people's lives? Email your resume to, and please include your desired position in the subject line. Principals only; we will not respond to recruiters.

About Our Organization

LabKey Software solves complex, high-throughput data management problems for leading biomedical researchers. We build solutions tailored to our clients' needs by extending the secure, scalable, open-source LabKey Server platform for collaborative research. Our work benefits from and contributes to the open-source community, building an ever-more powerful and capable platform, available to everyone. For more information on LabKey Server please visit and

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